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and distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they will estimate they will se 1500 cars. they made hundreds of arrests over christmas. senate bill 55 targets repeat offenders. it would require ignition interlock devices for drivers with more than one dui conviction. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders. but we need to do more to save lives. >> reporter: a person would blow into a device before starting his car. if there's alcohol on his breath, it won't start. >> can they go around it, yes. but we're hoping that people would actually be a little more cautious for other people that they may actually kill on the road. >> reporter: these are required in other states including new mexico where recidivism went down by 75%. advice to the public, plan ahead. >> you know there's going to be drinking at the party so either have a designated driver, plan to stay at a friend's house. >> re
practice int >>> a federal appeals court has blocked california's law banning so-called conversion therapy. it is the controversial practice intended to turn gay minors straight. that means the law, the first of its kind in the nation also not take effect on january 1. the ruling was made on free speech grounds. >>> the holidays can be difficult especially with a lost loved one. that's why these bay area mothers are being pampered. 26 of them were treated to a spa day in the city, thanks to marinello beauty school and united plaez. all of them have lost a child to street violence. >> it's been 17 years for me. and the pain is still the same. it gets better when i'm around people and when things like this happen for mothers like me. >> this is the second year they have done the event and it's certainly appreciated by all the parents who as you can see are smiling and laughing. >> very generous. >>> you know, some heart patients waiting for a transplant, they are getting to spend the holidays at home thanks to an experimental device. dr. kim mulvihill has more. >> reporter: the back pad chad
dennis herrera said check and go skirted california law by preying on the most economically vulnerable and charging interest rates as high as 400%. >> they partnered with an out- of-state bank to essentially say that we are no longer subject to the limits of 36% apr that's set in california law so as part of the settlement that we have negotiated with them they have agreed to abide by california's limits. they have discontinued that relationship with the out of state bank. and they also have established this settlement fund. >> reporter: now, to qualify for a refund you must have taken out a four-month installment loan through one of three affiliated websites between november 2006 and june 2008. you now have 90 days to file a claim. >>> and as we round out the year we have a few recalls to remind you of. first up, the nap nanny. recently sued by the government following the death of five infants, the cpsc says its makers are unable or unwilling to issue a recall. so major retailers have now voluntarily recalled the product including amazon and baby bibs are us. home depot is recalling
it better. >> reporter: for jeffrey chase, he was hoping to see his mother- in-law in germany before her open heart surgery. >> the worst that happens is nobody comes. >> most did give up and had to change their travel plans. but for a handful of people who had a life or death situation, they were able to get a new passport. >> you can see it. there it is. >> reporter: that brand new passport. the duty officer we ran into didn't want to talk to us on camera, but the story has a mice christmas ending. the duty officer told us he drove in from naapa on christmas eve and said he would hope others would do the same for him if he were in a similar situation. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >> thanks, grace. >>> the marks closed early but wall street had enough time to lose ground. the dow lost nearly 52 points. nasdaq fell 8. the s&pa hundred dropped almost 3-pointa. >>> the stores are busy with shoppers, but are they actually buying? according to the latest figures from shopper track, sells fell. shopper track now expects holiday spending to be up 2.5%. that's down from prior expectations
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